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Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner was an American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in the state and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the U.S. Senate during the American Civil War. During Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the freedmen. He fell into a dispute with President Ulysses Grant, a fellow... Read More

BornJanuary 6, 1811
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedMarch 11, 1874 (aged 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
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